Set 1: d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo -> d1t02 - Franklin's Tower d1t03 - Mama Tried -> d1t04 - Mexicali Blues d1t05 - Peggy-O d1t06 - Cassidy d1t07 - Loser d1t08 - The Promised Land
Set 2: d2t01 - Tuning d2t02 - Scarlet Begonias -> d2t03 - Fire On The Mountain d2t04 - Estimated Prophet -> d2t05 - Eyes Of The World -> d2t06 - Drums -> d3t01 - Space -> d3t02 - Black Peter -> d3t03 - I Need A Miracle -> d3t04 - Bertha -> d3t05 - Good Lovin'
September 7, 2017 Subject:
Pretty solid Fire. Bob ringing out the open chords on the Ibanez. Never liked the Strat he picked up a year or so later.... non-stop tweaking all night long w Jerry looking over like " you gonna play that thing or what?"
December 24, 2014 Subject:
Pretty much awesome
This show pretty much blew my mind, I clearly recall standing on my seat like everyone around me (about 8th row slightly stage right)for basically the entire show. Really high but fuck it! Standing on the fold up chair seemed really just fine at the time. One exception was the space jam where the Garden became an elevator with a cut cable, a distinct sensation of the entire building free falling, I recall waves of primal screams, and people like me getting close to the floor. I still remember clearly the amazing perception I had during Mississippi Half-Step that the sound was coming from far far away, like miles away, even though the PA was about 50 feet in front of my face. never forget that. The whole show cooked. I ended up seeing the Grateful Dead quite a few times over the years, and this show stands out among maybe the top 7 or 8 shows consistently strong front to back. Amazing night spent with someone I was totally in love with. She is far away and happily married now but in my heart always.
October 3, 2014 Subject:
A very up-tempo Peggy-O, which is just a little weird, in my view. If this were not a Charlie Miller transfer I'd write it off to someone's tape deck running too fast, but that man is an artist.
The second set of this show is damn near perfect. You will read reviews that carp about song selection, band members (i'm talking to you Donna haters) and audience recordings. That is not me - I take it as it was played, and this is a great set.
June 22, 2014 Subject:
May 7, 2012 Subject:
What's with cheers during Loser?
Was not there, but grabbed this explanation from another review of the same show.
Reviewer: Winsome_Holstein_Nebuula - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 5, 2008
Subject: Chrimsone Flectoids Fleebing Into Sparkled Mirthrons
These were a couple of shows back when WPLJ was a Rock station. Station personnel were handing out freebie stickers to the kids on their way into the show, ( still have one annoiting my guitar case ).
These were indeed very groovy shows and the vibe was light and fun and excited and also dripping, melting, fleebing harder, and mirthing with liquid slipper cluthes hanging with gription onto the nearest dangling participle.
For reasons unclear, there were many many silly rabbits hopping around searching for solid pieces of wall to hang on to for these shows. During the 1st halves, the house lights were turned on in the middle of a song. The kids went berserk, ( wild shouting during Loser ), shaking their bones.
Phil said, "We never get a chance to see you guys". Someone next to me said, "Damn, they just re-set the picture! So many hard edges!"
It semed to have a calming effect on some of the rabbits.
Lovely show, extripulate colours.
October 12, 2010 Subject:
Where do the years go?
Feels like just yesterday I saw this one.... Summer break before senior year of collge.... Emory didn't start till the 3rd week of September so still in Jersey.... Bus to Port Authority... bumbled down 8th Ave to the Garden and what a fine site!! 20,000 tripping, bumbling idiots getting ready to see the greatest show on earth!! And what a night it was... From a searing Franklin's to a bitter sweet Loser... to a stellar Scarlet->Fire... to a rollicking US Blues.... Of the shows I caught in '79, definitely a top five..... Thank God for memories and flashbacks.....
December 22, 2009 Subject:
Another great Scarlet>Fire from '79 but what is up with Bob's "Fire-uuaahh!" chorus?? It's weirding me out man.
May 16, 2009 Subject:
what is up with the random cheer in Loser? because jerry messed up the lines? awesome recording. thanks again...
rick e. -
March 4, 2009 Subject:
This is truly a great Scarlet>Fire.Bubbling with wholesome goodness....
October 5, 2008 Subject:
Best Scarlet>Fire EVER
Scarlet Fire fans should listen and listen well. It doesn't get any better.